Journaling Prompt: Have you ever been shamed or persecuted for your faith?
We know in the book of Hebrews, the writer is addressing three different groups of Jewish exiles: Christians, those who are intellectually convinced, and those who don't believe. Compare Hebrews 10:26-39 to Hebrews 6:1-12. After reading these passages, which groups is the writer addressing. Why do you think so?
Make two lists to describe the actions of (v. 26) those who go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth and (v. 32) those who are enlightened. What attitude/actions underlie both groups? Have you witnessed these in your life or the lives of others?
Hebrews 10:30 quotes Deuteronomy 32:35 where vengeance belongs to the Lord. Romans 12:19 quotes this same verse through 21 o…